Myrkur played Folkesange set last Saturday in Helsinki. I realized hour before the show it will be acoustic set. I bought ticket to see normal set. It was always told to be special acoustic set but I didn't read the descriptions. I just wondered why it was told to be quiet set and why opening act was folk artist. It was because Myrkur played folk set. They played her songs and folk songs with acoustic instruments.
Acoustic set from black metal artist or band might sound really bad idea. For most bands it is. It took me a while to think other bands who could pull this off. But I can't think any of them pulling it of as well as Myrkur did. Her music is dream like and based on her singing. It doesn't matter what instruments are used as long they support her singing. I would like to see her set with synths.
I was bit disappointed after learning it was acoustic set. Disappointment disappeared when the set started. It was really fun and intimate event. I got quite close to stage where people sat on ground and listened the music. Kind of weird on metal band's gig but audience knew what kind of show this was. Most kept their mobile phones in their pocket and enjoyed the show. To be honest I liked this more than their first gig I saw. I prefer her quiet side over her extreme side. This was all about the quiet side. We got one of a kind experience when opening artist joined Myrkur for few songs. It was first time they played together. Myrkur playing old folk songs made that possible.
It was amazing event. Others seem to enjoy it too. It is always nice to see something different when it is this well performed. Here is something from other Folkesange show from Myrkur's own channel.